A Bill of Good Things to Have

February 10th, 2012 by admin Categories: Barry Fagin, Opinion Editorials, Publications, housing No Responses

by Barry Fagin
Mr. President:
What a pleasure to see your byline on The Gazette’s opinion pages. Of course, you must have had your people write that column on your “Housing Bill of Rights.” But you’re a busy man; that’s completely excusable.
What is less excusable is the idea that what a dozen previous administrations of both parties [...]

Affordable Housing Should Mean a House You Can Afford

August 26th, 2010 by admin Categories: Opinion Editorials, act, community, fannie, freddie, housing, mac, mae, reinvestment No Responses

By Barry Poulson
Denver Mayor John Hickenlooper recently signed on to “Take Root Denver,” a new affordable housing campaign sponsored by the Federal Home Loan Mortgage Corporation, a “government sponsored enterprise” more commonly known as Freddie Mac. Hickenlooper touts this as a new program to assist residents with calling Denver “home sweet home.”
But the federal mandate [...]